Small UK firm, JD7, helped by UK government in global move, celebrating big from Thai contract

A Derby UK based small firm of 10, helped by a UK government program to  go global, is celebrating big, after winning an order worth more than £200,000 to assess water mains in Thailand. JD7 Technology, based at Masons Place Business Park, in Nottingham Road, has been selected to assess a number of water mains for MWA, the water authority for Bangkok. JD7, founded a decade ago, designs and uses technology to assess water mains. It helps water utility firms and pipeline contractors save money by locating hard-to-trace leaks, helping them make the decision whether to repair or replace the pipes. The firm, which employs 10 staff, has announced the Bangkok deal to coincide with UK Trade and Investment‘s High Growth Export Week. UKTI is a Government-backed organisation which supports British firms who want to trade overseas. JD7’s success in Thailand was achieved following successful trips to conferences in Asia, which were partly funded by the UKTI, which has its East Midlands offices in Raynesway, Derby. The company now hopes the deal with pave the way for more work in Asia. JD7’s managing director, Stuart Hamilton, said: “This work will be our flagship project in Asia and could see us clinch orders worth tens of millions of US dollars (Source).

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